Local Pool Team Qualifies for Championship

A pool team from TJ’s Family Fun Center in McCook will advance to the American Poolplayers Association (APA) Masters Championship in Las Vegas in August after winning the Western Nebraska Masters Regional Championship held recently at Longhorn Bar in Sutherland. Team members of “Different Strokes” include (photo, l to r) James Winder, Scott Martin, Curtis Kappers and Levi Edwards. “TJ’s” out of McCook took second place and a cash prize.  Team members include (photo, l to r) Brandon Burton, Mike Shafer, Burton Burton and Travis Hubl.  Once in Las Vegas, “Different Strokes” will compete in a field of 256 teams and for a share of $38,400 in prize money, including $10,000 for first place. Teams that advance to the Vegas event receive a generous travel allowance, paid entry fees/greens fees and complimentary lodging at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, site of the APA World Pool Championships.  Follow the Western Nebraska APA Pool Leagues on Facebook, or call 308-344-4811 for more information.